Anderson Silva dropping the middleweight title has potentially reset the division. Fighters who were handed one-sided defeats from “The Spider” now have a chance to voice their opinions for another chance at the gold.
Michael Bisping thinks a match with the new champion Chris Weidman would play better in the Brit’s favor, compared to one with Silva.
“You could say in some ways he’s a better match up for me than Anderson Silva — I don’t mind saying that,” said Bisping to The Telegraph. “I think his style plays in to my hands. I’m good at getting back to my feet, I’ve got good takedown defense and I’ve certainly got a better stand up than Weidman and I’d certainly be able to fight off his submissions.”
It was at UFC 162 that Weidman ended Silva’s record breaking title reign.
Bisping, who missed a title shot on two occasions, is 1-1 this year and coming off eye surgery.
At UFC on FS1 3, fans could see the return of “The Count” opposite Mark Munoz as the main event. It’s October 26 from the Manchester Evening News Arena in England, but the fight is yet to be confirmed by officials.